chairman. so, thank you for handing it to me, and i hope the questions, mr. director, weren't too difficult, that i caused he asked, if i -- >> no. >> anyway, i have a bunch of questions. the first relates, of course, to what happened in new york a few days ago. we marked the eighth anniversary of our terrorist attacks, the 9/11 attacks, last friday in solemn ceremonies, seeing the families still wearing the pictures of the people they lost, and we mark this day with remembrance but also rededication to the country's national security, as i have said. publicly, i think the fbi does a very good job and is light years better than they were on 9/10, 2001, and a lot of that is to your credit, mr. director, and the men and women who work for you, the thousands and thousands who do it.